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Rain breaks, easing search for remains of California wildfire

28 November, 2018, 09:13 | Author: Ted Wilson
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However, Brigitte Foster, a spokeswoman for the Camp Fire unified command unit, said that full containment does not mean the fire has been extinguished.

However late Sunday they increased the number of missing people to 296 from 249 - still considerably lower than the 474 reported missing on Friday.

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea has warned that the remains of some victims may never be found.

It has since become the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history.

"With the rain we have been experiencing, residents should be aware of potential risks associated to the weather", the sheriff'ce office said.

"This is an incredible event.it is really heartwarming and just shows how much we can get done if people can work together and take care of each other", said Dahl, who came back three days ago from the blaze-hit town of Paradise devastated by the Camp Fire.

Flames had surrounded the home he was visiting - and the only way out was to go through them.

More than 153,000 acres have been torched, with almost 14,000 homes and hundreds of other structures destroyed by the powerful blaze, California's deadliest and most destructive fire ever.

Snowstorm batters parts of Midwest, 100s of flights cancelled
The Chicago area was slammed with up to 30 centimetres of wet snow, and whiteout conditions stalled commuter traffic on the roads. Strong winds and snow were expected to create blizzard conditions across much of Nebraska and parts of Kansas, Iowa and Missouri.

The wildfire, which started November 8, burned more than 153,000 acres, according to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection officials.

While heavy rains can cause floods under normal circumstances, the scorched grounds in the area were especially susceptible to mudslides and flowing debris.

Original Post at 7:26am: Paradise, CA - Several inches of rain helped to knock down the flames, and stop the spread, of the deadly Camp Fire in Butte County.

Just days earlier, fire officials in southern California pronounced the Woolsey fire that so and other areas is 100 percent contained.

Officials said most of the victims of the fire identified so far have been of retirement age.

In southern California, more residents were allowed to return to areas that were evacuated because of the 151-square-mile Woolsey fire as crews worked to fix power, telephone and gas utilities.

At the height of the fire 250,000 people, including celebrities Kim Kardashian West, Caitlyn Jenner, Orlando Bloom, Alyssa Milano, Lady Gaga, Rainn Wilson and fashion designer Donna Karan, fled their homes.

Hydro One says it will send technicians to help with recovery efforts in California following a devastating wildfire that killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes.

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